I am always looking to work with companies who are family friendly and can appreciate honesty and thoroughness. If you have a product or service you would like tested and reviewed please contact me at gettagomez@yahoo.com

Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween
October 31st is one of my most favorite days and I truly hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!
Please remember to be safe and check your candy!
Carry a flashlight or wear reflective tape.
Drivers, please watch out for children, this is their night.
Please keep pets indoors if possible.
Make the very best of tonight, it only happens once a year!
Tomorrow is my son's birthday so I will not be on here, but I should return Sunday, November 2nd with a new great gift idea!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014



Wow! I wish the Internet had an icon for scratch and sniff because I feel that telling you about these new candles I received is just not enough!
I am talking yum yum here!

Ok, let me start from the beginning. I have just received these new natural soy candles from
They showed up on my doorstep in a cute cardboard box with Old English print.
These are 3x2 oz. They are not  big candles but they are made with quality and I appreciate that.
These candles are made from natural soy and they are hand poured in the USA!
When I ordered them I chose the "Happy Holidays" set.
It comes with Christmas Tree, Candy Cane & Gingerbread scented candles.
I am head over heels for the Gingerbread and Candy Cane scented candles, as for the Christmas Tree scent, I could go with out it. I am more of a sweet scented candle lover.
Old Factory's motto is:
"Applying Old Factory Techniques, Indulging Olfactory Senses"

Each candle is poured into a nice glass holder and has a lid.
Each of the 3 gourmet candles inside use natural soy wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils.
Old factory guarantees each candle will burn clean, even, and true to scent for 20 hours.
Like I said, I chose the Happy Holidays set but there are so many more sets to choose from.
I have been using my gingerbread scented candle for a few hours already and I can tell you these are slow burning and the scent does lightly fill the room.
It really puts me in the Christmas Spirit!
These would make a great gift for that person who is usually hard to shop for.
You can purchase them right here on Amazon:
Old Factory Candles

Or if you are feeling lucky, you can enter to win a set of your very own by entering my giveaway!
Good Luck!

Contest/Sweepstakes/Giveaway only valid for residents of US, 18 & over
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Monday, October 27, 2014


Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!
How was your weekend? Mine was really good. I got to review a couple new products, pick out our pumpkins, baked a homemade pumpkin pie, and I cuddled up on the couch and finished this new book I was lucky enough to review called Blood Line. 
It is an action book written by John J Davis.
It is really an action packed book!
It is one of those books that makes you think, but keeps you guessing at the same time.
Checkout this video, I swear it would make an awesome movie.
I was on the edge of my seat reading this, and I do not want to give anything away, so all I am going to say is things are not what they always seem to be.

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Enjoy Happy Geek Media's Virtual Book Tour of John Davis' debut novel, Blood Line!

So a bunch of bloggers and I got together and are participating in a virtual book tour!
Here you get to learn a lot about the book BLOOD LINE and the author JOHN J DAVIS.
Here you can find a list of places author John J. Davis will be at including dates and times. 
Not only that, but you also get to participate in one of the biggest giveaways I have ever shared!
That's right! How about a brand new Kindle Fire HD 16gb + Author Swag!
Please, come on in, pull up a chair. Get to know author John J. Davis and learn about one of the biggest books coming out this season!

Blood Line , A Granger Spy Novel (Book 1)
by John J. Davis
Publisher: Simon & Winter, Inc.
Genres: Action, thriller
254 Pages
Release date: October 14, 2014

“Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again.” —Kirkus Reviews Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue—the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers. When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency. Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue. With time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing: When you can’t trust anyone else, trust your family.

Purchase Links for Blood Line

Amazon/Goodreads/B&N/Indie Bound/iBooks


Author John J. Davis will be making personal appearances at bookstores while the virtual book tour is in progress. If you live in the areas he'll be visiting and would like to meet him, here are the locations he will be at throughout October and November:

Thu Oct 23 – Charlotte NC 7:00pm – 8:30pm Charlotte NC Park Road Books - 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC C 28209 Wed Oct 29 – NYC 6:30pm – 8:30pm NYC Mysterious Bookshop - 58 Warren St, New York, NY 10007 Fri Nov 7 – Chicago 12:00pm – 1:00pm Chicago - Barbara's Books Willis Tower - Willis Tower Chicago - Lower Level 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago Nov 8 – Burr Ridge, IL 1:00pm – 2:00pm Chicago - Barbara's Books Burr Ridge - 810 Village Center Dr, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Follow the Virtual Tour Here
Oct 13 Like a Bump on a Blog Special spotlight post to kick-off the tour
Oct 13 Author J. Scott Sharp Spotlight
Oct 14 B.C Brown's Books...Weird is Good Spotlight & guest post
Oct 15 Book Bunny PR Review and more
Oct 16 Book Bunny PR Review and more
Oct 16 Monica Pulliam Spotlight & Excerpt
Oct 17 Write as Raine Spotlight & Playlist
Oct 20 Getta Got to Have Its Review & Exerpt
Oct 21 Ciara Ballintyne Spotlight
Oct 22 Terri's Little Haven Review
Oct 23 Rebecca Campbell Books
Oct 24 Megan's Blog Spotlight
Oct 27 Let Books Bee Review and guest post
Oct 28 Becca Hamilton Books Spotlight/Exerpt
Oct 29 Rainy of the Dark Spotlight
Oct 31 Contest Patti Spotlight
Nov 3rd McClellan Books Spotlight & Excerpt
Nov 3 Skye Skye Review
Nov 4 Like a Bump on a Blog Review & Special spy feature
Nov 4 Desafio in the City Spotlight/Excerpt
Nov 5 Cia Says Excerpt & guest post


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  John J. Davis is the author of the Granger Spy Novel series, including Blood Line and the soon to be published sequel, Bloody Truth, available Spring 2015. Davis grew up in the Southeastern US and after university traveled extensively in North America during his career as a regional sales rep and independent broker for leaders in the transportation, shipping and pharma industries. His years sitting in lobbies and airports honed his skill for human observation and fed his talent for writing fast-paced, character-driven stories. His inspiration for the Granger family-of-spies comes from the people he has known and his family roots in the Carolinas–the extraordinarily strong and gentle women and men, whose lives are defined by the love, trust and respect for family. Currently at work on the third Granger Spy Novel and a screenplay, Davis lives near Atlanta with his wife, daughter and two dogs.




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Sunday, October 26, 2014


Halloween is almost here!
You know how much I and my friends love Halloween!
Well let me tell you, we love it so much that we used this opportunity to create a Facebook Hop!

What is a Facebook Hop?
A Facebook Hop is a great way to win prizes from various bloggers all in one place!
You can start here on my Facebook fan page:
All you have to do is like my page, like my Facebook post with this picture, leave a comment answering the question ("What is your favorite Halloween Movie?)
then hop on over to the next blog by clicking on the link in the post.
Let me tell you, there are some really cool prizes up for grabs!

This contest started on October 24th and runs until October 31st at 12pm CST.
So what are you waiting for? Get your hopping on!
If you win, please come back and share by leaving a comment!


Have you guys ever tried any products from Inst Naturals?
They are another great company I have been working with.
They do not test on animals, many of their products are natural and made in the USA and most of their bottles and containers are recyclable.
I absolutely adore companies that do their part!
Today I am going to review two of their products.


The first product I want to share with you is Instanaturals Stretch Mark & Scar Cream.
This product is used for the prevention and reduction of stretch mark and scars. 
It contains vitamin C, cocoa butter rosehip seed oil, mango butter, grape seed oil and evening primrose oil.
These are all great natural ingredients. It improves natural elasticity in skin and helps diminish those tiger stripes and ugly scar lines.
I hate to admit it, but after 3 kids, I do not have the same body i had 20 years ago.
I have been using this cream now for two weeks. I apply it twice a day to my stretch marks and cesarean scar. In two weeks I have noticed a very light difference. My lines are seeming to fade but very lightly. I would recommend this product to someone who is expecting or about to have surgery. 
I really think it is more of a preventive cream, I wish I had this 20 years ago. 
You can order this on Amazon here:

InstaNaturals Certified Organic Argan Oil

The second product from InsaNaturals i want to talk about is their 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil.
I don't know if you have heard the hype about argan oil lately but it is big. 
This product with 100% certified virgin cold pressed argan oil is imported from Morocco.
it is a multipurpose moisturizer that can be used on your face, skin, hair, and nails.
It can also be used as a massage oil, aftershave, acne treatment, toner, conditioner treatment and more.

I have very sensitive skin so I did not try it on my dace, but instead I have been using it on my hair and nails. 
To use on my hair, I apply after shampooing (just a few drops) and leave in for about 3 minutes before rinsing. I have also tried it as a deep conditioning treatment, leaving it in for about 30 mins, then rinse. 
I noticed an extreme difference in my hair. my hair is softer and shinier and seems to have less fall out.

For my nails, I have just been rubbing some into my nail beds and leaving on overnight. I also include my toe nails. My fingernails and toenails all look much healthier and shinier. 
This is definitely something I will continue to use. To order your own Argan Oil from InstaNaturals click here:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Hey Everyone, I am going to cut to the chase on this review and let you know right away that I found something I totally love that you can use on your skin! Yep, that's right! I love this stuff!
It is an Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream from Adovia Mineral Skin Care.
There are so many positives about this cream and I am so excited to share!
First let me tell you a little about this company.

Adovia is a unique skin care line, they combine natural ingredients with modern science to formulate an effective blend of minerals and the finest herbal ingredients nature has to offer.
The vital nutrients, anti-oxidants and minerals present in Adovia products are responsibly gathered at the place closest to the soul of Mother Earth-The Dead Sea!

I think that is so cool!
This intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream has Dead Sea Minerals, Seaweed and Aloe Vera.
Like I said I am totally digging this new cream. It comes in a beautiful glass jar, it weighs 1.7 fl. oz.
You apply generously on to clean face and neck and gently massage in a circular motion until completely absorbed. For best results, use daily. It can also be used as a make up foundation.
I love how this cream, is actual cream. You can feel the quality right away. It is not some watered down crap like I have seen with other want to be creams.
It has a beautiful light fresh scent. After applying you can feel the difference in your skin. It almost seems to instantly wake you up by revitalizing those skin cells. It feels amazing!
After using this only for a week, I can notice such a difference! Yep, I got the Wow factor i have been looking for, which is really hard to do on my sensitive skin.
Adovia Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream is not tested on animals, that is a huge factor for me and I hope it is for you too.
Another positive I want to share with you is that the people at Adovia are very customer friendly.
That can mean the world of a difference. After ordering on Amazon, I actually received a very nice follow up email, addressing any questions or concerns. It is nice to know that Adovia is here for me as a consumer.
I encourage you to visit Adovia's website:

If you would like to purchase this amazing cream, I have added theAmazon  link to make it easier:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Review

Good Morning everyone! Happy Sunday!
How did your week go? Well mine has been busy, busy, busy!
The holiday season is just upon us and it is starting full blast with so many events!
I haven't been online much, been taking time for the family and reviewing some new products I want to share with you. So today I am going to be sharing a few reviews, mostly about new skin care lines.

Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delaying Serum with Power Antioxidants, Vitamin C & Green Tea

I have been using this new face cream from Morea Naturals. It is a hyaluronic acid age defying serum with power antioxidants, vitamin C & green tea.
It is used to brighten, hydrate and restore your skin to be younger looking.
I love that this product is made in the USA.
You use it after if you wash your face, once a day.
I have been applying it at night before I go to bed.
It comes in a pump type bottle and I use about two pumps.
It has a cloudy clear color with no smell and it seems to instantly almost melt into my skin.
It is very light weight and I can't even tell I have it on.
I used it for about a week and I noticed my skin is a little brighter and seems more hydrated. It also did seem to lighten up my dark circles around my eyes.
My skin does feel smoother and I love that it has vitamin C and green tea. Green tea seems to have a lot of benefits that go inside and out.
I am only 36, and I do take pretty good care of my skin, so I wasn't that surprised there was no big wow factor. I think I am going to hold on to this and try using it more when there winter months become really harsh and start to dry out my skin.
For more information about this product, or to buy it online at Amazon go here:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Have you ever heard of Rosehip Seed Oil?
Well, to be honest, neither did I until I received a free bottle of Uni's 100% Rosehip Seed Oil to try and review.
I had to do a little research at first to find out what it was exactly and what I am supposed to do with it.

According to Uni, Rosehip Seed Oil does a lot:
Our premium oil will rejuvenate and revive your damage and dry skin within days.
Every one of UNi's Rosehip Seed Oil contains one premium quality ingredient: Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil). Our Rosehip Seed oil are both USDA Organic and ECO Certified by ECOCERT ICO. Chemical free, no additive and clean processing.
• Daily Moisturizer.
• Diminish the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sun burns, fine line and wrinkles.
• Nourish and hydrate dry and aging skin.
• Treats dryness and roughness.
• Evens skin tone. Excellent for hyper-pigmentation, age spots and other skin discoloration.
• Anti-inflammatory and antioxidants
• Corrects UV damages.
• Regenerates skin cells and repairs damaged skin tissue.
Did you get all that? That is a lot to take in. I like to think that I have sampled several beauty products, so why haven't I heard of this? I decided to ask my mom about Rosehip Seed oil... 
My mom told me that yes, she has not only heard of it that she used to use it too. She said she hadn't seen or heard of it for a while and she would love to use some. So my mom and I both decided to use Uni's Rosehip Seed Oil and share our results. We used it on our  hair, to prevent dryness, our skin to add that extra moisturizing power and also as a cuticle oil on our fingernails.
To be honest, the results varied. While, I didn't notice a change in my hair, my mom stated that her hair felt more soft and looked shinier. We both agreed that Rosehip Oil makes an awesome cuticle oil! I love the way my nails and cuticles look so much more healthier. Our skin seemed a little refreshed, but this stuff works like magic when it comes to your feet. I recommend rubbing some Rosehip Seed Oil onto the bottoms of your feet, then put socks on and wear overnight to bed. FABULOUS!
Uni's Rosehip Seed Oil is 100% pure Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil. It has no scent and it is USDA Organic.  It is freshly produced and is a great way to go natural.  The bottle weighs 2 oz and will last you a long time. 
I would love for you to share your results or suggestions by leaving a comment !
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, October 20, 2014

ThinkFun Shell Game

Happy Monday Everyone. I am off to a late start today. I have had my niece and nephew staying with us and it has been a roller coaster of a ride. 5 kids plus other house guests all under one roof while cooking, cleaning, blogging, getting ready for Halloween and planning a birthday party? It can be a bit over whelming! 
Keeping 5 kids busy is hard. Real Hard!
Lucky for us, I had just received this new game from Thinkfun. 


Brain Fitness
Shell Game
Cross Train Your Brain
Classic Memory With A Clever Twist

Ok, Mom & Dads, this isn't your regular game board. 
First off, this game is beautiful. Shells, stones, and beautiful spiral backgrounds.
Kids love it because it is so different, with things that you can actually touch.
Thinkfun Brain Fitness games help you keep your mind young and sharp, all through play.
* Strengthens Memory
* Sharpens Focus
* Speeds Up Thinking 
* Reduces Stress

Shell  Game: The goal is not to deceive, but rather to improve your memory and logic skills so you can win. Getting a correct solution may seem like luck, but you'll smile knowing that it's a good dose of brain power!

This game is made for 1 player, but let me tell you it is fairly easy to improvise. I easily switched it up so the kids were playing on teams. Of course it was girls against boys.
It has over 60 different challenges. Some are easy, some are not.
It was cool to watch the kids play, some of them got it faster then others.
It was recommended for ages 8 and up, but my son is 6 and he got the hang of it.
The challenges are addicting, after the kids went to bed, I played it a little by myself. I was so tired and I really didn't want to stop.
Thinkfun is really a great company. They go the extra step in their games and other products. I think it would be a great idea to put down the electronics for a while and really have some fun while learning and sharpening your skills. Check them out here:
You can also order your own game off Amazon by clicking here:

Have you ever played anything from Thinkfun?
Let me know by leaving a comment

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Less then Two Week Until Halloween

Can you believe that there is less then 2 weeks until Halloween?

Last night I finally broke down and bought my sons costume online. I had to pay extra for expedited shipping but, it was well worth the peace of mind. So all 3 costumes are finally handled.
Next step is pumpkins.
Like I said yesterday, we have family over until Monday, so I really don't think we are going to make it to the pumpkin patch anytime soon, but it is weighing heavily in the back of my mind.

If you haven't got your pumpkins yet, I found some really great pumpkin picking tips from Care.com
* Avoid Mushy Pumpkins. Pumpkin should be firm all over
* No brown spots, even the tiniest brown spot could mean bugs have burrowed
* Go orange, discoloration is OK, but green could indicate something is wrong
* Good stems are hard, dark green to black
* Pay attention to shape, round/oval pumpkins make great canvases and more seeds for roasting
* Check for damage, this can affect the life of the pumpkin
For more great pumpkin picking tips, visit Care.com:


Check out what I got in the mail yesterday for free from BuyCostumes.Com.
It is part of their new "Easy Costume" line.
It comes with a face mask, gloves and a Spider-man sticker that you can just throw on a red shirt. Easy as 1,2,3 and done. These are great for adults who may want to wear something festive to work or an office party. Also great just to play dress up with the kids!
I received this in a Swag Bag because I am a member of Persway. 
If your interested in getting great swag, you can sign up here:

You may want to check out BuyCostumes.com too! They have some great sales going on:

Halloween Safety Tips 

With everything that is going on, us parents can sometimes get busy and overlook things. 
I just wanted to share some quick safety tips with you guys.
* Decorate costumes and treat bags with reflective tape 
* Be sure to have kids use flashlights or glow sticks to be easily seen by drivers
* Non-toxic face paint is better then a mask that a child may have trouble seeing out of
* Children under 12 should always be supervised
*  Make sure older children stay in groups and well lit areas
* When selecting a costume, make sure it fits correctly to avoid trips and falls 
For more tips please go to Safekids.Org or click here:
Please remember, while Halloween is full of fun , sweets, parties, and excitement for us, it is not always the same for our pets.
Keep a close eye on your pets this time of year. If possible bring them in the home for the night. Halloween can be scary for them. People running through neighborhoods wearing costumes and invading their territory, anything could happen to your pet or a trick or treater.
Make sure there is no candy laying around or left out where your pet could get a hold of it.
Halloween is time where you never really know what may happen; trick, pranks & loud sounds can put your pet on edge.

Fun LED Light Up Devil Horns Review

Tired of trying to be that perfect Angel? Feeling a little devilish?
Want to leave a gag gift on your boss's doorstep?
OK, maybe not the last one, but check out these Fun Glowing Devil Horns.
The fit about 8-10 years old to 100!
They are super bright. They have an on/off switch and the batteries are replaceable.
I actually like them a lot more then I thought I would. They are very sturdy and do not slip off.
They flash on and off  and are a beautiful bright red color.
These are not the cheap little ones you get from discount dollar type stores.
The horns are see through and sparkle.
I really have a thing for shiny sparkly things like this.
They are very noticeable, especially when it is dark.
You could see them well from a far difference.
In fact, my kids get mad at me when I wear them because they are so bright and people stare.
I don't mind, I will wear them all year long just to embarrass them!

You can order your very own glowing devil horn on Amazon or click here:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my page.
If you could be so kind as to leave me a comment and let me know what costumes you have planned for your family, I would love it!
Have a great rest of your weekend!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 17, 2014




Well, since it is Friday, I thought OK, one more post will not hurt, and since it is Friday, I feel the need for a drink!
Luckily for me, I just received The BTIPSY MUDDLER.
It is a very stylish sturdy cocktail muddler that will go great with any bar sets.
It can also make a great gift for that person in your life who loves cocktails.
The BTIPSY MUDDLER is made of high quality stainless steel. It is perfect for making delicious Mojitos and other muddled cocktails.
I also found it great for smashing herbs and seeds.
It is super easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
It will not break & comes with a 3 year extended warranty.

I used my muddler and it works great. Muddles limes, lemons and even berries perfectly!
I do want to warn you not to use in a glass.
The BTIPSY MUDDLER is very sturdy and heavy.
You wouldn't want to break tour glass!

You can read more reviews or order the BTIPSY MUDDLER here:

Now For The Giveaway

Here is your chance to win your very own BTIPSY MUDDLER
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Happy Friday & Mr. Beams Spotlight Review


Hey folks, TGIF! October is now officially half over. Wow, is time going by fast or what? I have been busy, busy, busy, but still I haven't seemed to complete anything 100%. This is a huge pet peeve for me, as I am somewhat OCD. The past few nights I have waken up in the middle of the night thinking about things that need done. I have promised myself I will do it this weekend but I remembered we have my brothers family coming to stay the weekend. It's going to be hectic.Sometimes I feel as if I need an extra 8 hours a day.

Anyone having any Halloween parties coming up? Have you got your costumes yet? Do you even know what you want to be? Have kids? What are they going as? My oldest (17) is going to be a princess. I think its great, compared to last year when she tried to go as a Victoria's Secret Angel.
My 12 year old is a horror freak like me. Don't worry, she can handle it. Every Halloween she tries to go above and beyond in the "scariness". This year we have decided to go with "Annabelle" . We tried a make up tutorial we saw on YouTube last weekend, she is going to look awesome! I have linked the video to my Google+ page.
My youngest hasn't completely decided on his costume. We are either going to go Angry Birds or Ninja. It will be decided on this weekend. The day after Halloween is also his birthday. He will be 7. 
Don't judge me, but I haven't even got his party together. I'm thinking pizza party or McDonald's. Hopefully they still have some available spots for his actual birthday. No worries, it will be handled this weekend.

Anyone have any cool plans for this weekend? Want to bring me a Mojito? I could definitely use one!

Sooo, with all that being said, please tune in Saturday & Sunday.  I will be sharing a few Halloween safety tips for families as well as pets. along with a few Halloween items I been playing with. 
Like board games? I will also be showing you a cool new game I was introduced to that can work your memory.

OK, I am off. Have a great weekend folks! Be sure to check in with me this weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

[Giveaway] Citrus Lane Gift Box Subscription

Hey Folks,
I know its late on Thursday evening but I thought you may be intersted:


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Look at what I have been playing with! It's a digital scale that you can take on the go! It can easily fit in your purse, briefcase, or travel bag.

Now, your probably thinking to yourself, "why the heck would I need that?"
There are so many things that a digital scale can be used for.
I use to have a hobby/business in jewelry. 
I often needed a small scale to weigh things like gold jewelry, silver and diamonds. The jewelry business is very tricky, its always nice to have your own scale on hand when dealing with people you don't know well. 
It takes all the guesswork out of calculating postage. have you ever out an extra stamp on a letter or card because you weren't entirely sure if one stamp would be enough? Using this pocket scale makes it so much easier, those extra stamps can add up.
The Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale can do all that and so much more.
Great for coin collecting and measuring diet intake. You know a recipe may call for 1 ounce of a certain spice, well now you can actually see how much 1 ounce of that certain spice is. 
I bet you will be surprised.
During the holidays, sometimes the kids and I will make home made fudge to sell at the holiday swap meets. Using the Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale is a great way to make sure everything is uniformed in packaging!

Bright LED light for easy readability

The pro Pocket Scale has lots of capabilities such as:
* Weight Capacity of 500 grams with a wide measuring range
* It has a PCS function that makes it very easy to get an accurate count of what you are weighing
* It has two protective covers that double as expansion trays
* Offers multiple measuring modes
* The unique hold feature will lock the precise weight
* Contemporary design with stainless steel platform
* Chrome buttons
* Rubber grips placed at four corners for extra sturdiness
* Comes with two AAA batteries

Sometimes its just fun to weigh things
Like I have said before, I have worked many different places and have used pocket scales to weigh many different things.
The Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale is a very nice looking scale and works great. It is very light weight and very easy to read. Ii love that it has a well lit LED back light that lets you read what your weighing very easily.
It is great to have on hand for postage, and coins.
I am not going to brag and say that this is the best scale I have ever used, but it is also not the worst.
I was a little disappointed that the batteries seemed to die out within a few hours, and when I went to replace them I had the hardest time replacing the battery cover.
It also seems so lightweight that I don't know how long it will last, but that could just be my personal opinion.
By the way, it does have a two year warranty.
Other then that, I think it is a scale that is very capable of doing it's job.

If you would like to purchase The Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale, or read more review, you can find it on Amazon or Click Here:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Alright, this review is for all my bakers, grillers, roasters, and candy makers.
If you like to do any of the above as a hobby or profession, your going to love this new product I have been using. Or, if you are a beginner in this kitchen, you should definitely get this.

The Precision Elite Food Thermometer from EAT SMART!

This thermometer is bomb. It has some features I have yet to see on other food thermometers. 
First, I want to go over a couple features

* Rapid response in 3 seconds or less
* Increased temperature range from -40 to 572F
* Enhanced accuracy of +/-2F
between 14 degrees F and 212 degrees F.
* Nylon Storage Case Included
* 1.5 mm, FDA recommended step down kit
* 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Now if you do not know what a lot of this means, it means that this is a super fast thermometer, It gives accurate readings and can go from very low to very high. It can do temperatures in Fahrenheit or Celsius. 
It is also has a anti-microbial case that inhibits the growth of bacterial odor. It has a fold away probe, when you unfold it, it automatically turns on, fold it back up, and it turns itself  off. No more worrying about wasting batteries. Speaking of batteries, it comes with two free batteries, so you can use it right out of the box!
It also includes a two year full warranty

It Is The Complete Package
So I have had this baby for a few weeks now, and I love that it comes in red. It makes it easy to see and it matches my kitchen, but if I were you I would keep it in its case. This thing is sharp! Probably a lot sharper then most of my kitchen knives. I have used it for cakes, fudge, pork chops and roasting chicken. Usually I second guess myself when it comes to cooking meats, and I always seemed to over cook them. My motto was better safe then sorry. Now that I have the Precision Elite Food Thermometer, I can make perfectly cooked food. My chicken was so juicy, I wanted to eat the whole thing. 
I didn't have to worry about my fudge not setting either. This thermometer is so accurate and easy to use! It also cleans up super easy.

Since I have gotten this thermometer I have been educating myself about safe cooking temperatures . You will honestly only know if your food is safe by using a thermometer.
Check out this website for safe food temperatures:

Would i recommend it? You betcha! I love it, it works great, easy to use, easy to clean and helps keep my family safer!
Makes A Great Gift Too!

Super Bright LED Light Makes it Simple To Read
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Martha Clyne Extra-Deep Quilted Mattress Pad Review

A Great Night's Rest

Martha Clyne Extra-Deep Quilted Mattress Pad
Did you know that according to the American Time Use Survey Company, Americans spend an average of 7.7 hours a night sleeping. That is a total of 2,810.5 hours a year.
That's a lot of hours!
I think if your going to spend that many hours in bed, you need to be comfortable.
Luckily for us, there is an amazing new mattress pad from Martha Clyne that makes our lives a little easier, comfier and healthier.
I have been using The Martha Clyne Extra-Deep Quilted Mattress Pad for a few weeks now and I am very happy with it. I actually could notice a difference.
First of all let me tell you, I have a memory foam mattress, and it is a pretty deep mattress. I have already lost many fitted sheets to ripping them when trying to put them on.
That really chaps my hide!!
No worries when using this mattress pad though, this pad has extra thick pockets, they fit mattresses up to 18" deep. No tearing, bunching , slipping or sliding. Yeah Baby!
I have currently been using the Queen Size, it measures 60" x 80".
You can really see and feel the difference
It has a quilted platform with a hypoallergenic fill. That means it is great for those with allergies and asthma, no more sneezing and wheezing, just cool breathable comfort.
It has a soft poly Cotton top, very soft, but still light enough to easily carry and travel with.
I love that it is machine washable and dryer safe even for high heat settings, so you don't have to worry about it falling apart.
These mattress pads would make a great gift! I am giving one to my brother for Christmas since he has both allergies and asthma.
I would also recommend keeping an extra mattress pad on hand for traveling if you stay at hotels, it definitely adds peace of mind, plus it comes in a plastic zip case so it really is convenient.
Oh yeah, one more thing, Martha Clyne Mattress Pads have a 10 year warranty.
You really can't beat this deal!
The Martha Clyne Extra-Deep Quilted Mattress Pad is by far my favorite mattress pad and does belong on the list of Getta's Got To Have Its.

You can order The Martha Clyne Extra-Deep Quilted Mattress here on Amazon:
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Monday, October 13, 2014



Hi Everyone! I hope your Columbus Day is going great! 
Mine is going pretty good, s little tired after staying up so late from watching The Walking Dead Season Premier last night. You know I made the coffee extra strong today.
I am actually a little disappointed. I was shocked that even though its a holiday, the kids still had school today, but what can you do?
I have some exciting news for you guys, all this week I am going to be posting about some really cool new items and product reviews. This week we are going to be focusing on gizmo's and gadgets and things we could use around the house and maybe even some possible Christmas presents you never thought about giving along with links that you can order from.
Next week is going to be exciting to!
I am going to be sharing easy Halloween decorations and recipes!
Also, I am going to be sharing a virtual book tour with you from author John J Davis and his new book Bloodline which will keep you on the edge of your seat.
So grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and join me!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


The Walking Dead is based on an American comic book created by Robert Kirkman and first issued in 2003

Anybody else excited tonight for The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere?
I know this is a family blog but I just wanted to share my excitement with everyone. My family and I are actually all pretty obsessed with The Walking Dead. 
You know I don't like to give spoilers away so I will try and be as vague as possible when describing last seasons episodes but they were off the chain!
Last season (4) totally ended with a bang (literally)! We learned so much about the characters, who they are, and who they were. It really brought us the viewers closer to our favorite characters.
There were a couple episodes that we watched last season that completely shocked us, leaving us with our mouths wide open and speechless. Then there are the episodes where we actually jump up from the couch screaming with excitement! That's what I love about this show, it pulls us in so many different directions.
If you haven't noticed The Walking Dead is now pretty much a phenomenon that is sweeping the world.
Pretty much any where you go , people are talking about it.  I took my son to the barber shop and the two male barbers were actually holding a conversation and betting on who is going to meet their demise in the season 5 premiere, I had to put in my two cents and let them know that it better not be my favorite character Daryl Dixon played by Norman Reedus.
The Walking Dead premiers tonight on AMC at 9:00 PM
For more information on The Walking Dead you can go here:
If you hurry, you can catch the tail end of the season 4 marathon playing on AMC now!

Love me Some Norman Reedus

Do you watch TWD? Who is your favorite character?
Let me know by leaving me a comment.

Saturday, October 11, 2014



One of my favorite things about blogging is sometimes we get perks. We get to try an item in exchange for our honest thorough review. I considered myself pretty lucky when I got to try and test 100 Glow Stick Bracelets. I knew it was going to be fun because I got to involve my kids. After all, kids are sometimes our best and honest reviewers.

You can order 

Super Bright Longest Lasting Glow Stick 100 Premium Quality Glow Stick Bracelets by SuperBright from http://www.amazon.com/

They shipped pretty fast, I think we received them in about 10 days so there is still definitely time to order them for Halloween. They come in a hard canister hat keeps them safe.
100 Glow Bracelets Come Beautifully Packaged

I pop the lid and this is the inside view
They include colors like blueish purple, hot pink, neon yellow and green. They also come with plastic fasteners so you can make bracelets, rings or necklaces out of them.

100 Glow Bracelets and bracelet fasteners
When it comes to using glow sticks the possibilities are really endless.  They are 8 inches long and non toxic. They are also CPSIA compliant.

My Son Loved Making Some Bling Bling

My Little Flower Girl

Having Fun

They are really starting to shine
We decided to take the canister with us to a community event that my town was putting on called Movies On Main Street. You can find out more about that event in my previous blog post: http://gettasgottohaveits.blogspot.com/2014/10/movie-on-main-street.html
We had thought it would be fun to share with all the other kids and add some color to the night. My kids took turns passing out one glow stick bracelet and fastener to all their peers. It was really cute to see my 6 year old son passing these out, especially to girls his age.
The other kids and their parents seemed quite thrilled to receive these.
Once the sun set, you could see neon colors popping everywhere.
Most of the time the colors were very bright but I did notice a few colors starting to fade quickly. I also got a few complaints that the bracelets actually leaked a few times, you could see evidence of this on the grass and sidewalk, however the colors were beautiful.
It seemed as if the bracelets lasted only about 5 or 6 hours before completely dying out.
For the most part, it was a lot of fun and the kids really appreciated it.
If you check them out on Amazon, you will see they have a really good deal going for 100 of them.
Most of the time we buy these from our dollar stores and they are $1.00 Each.
These would be great for school carnivals, class parties or even to pass out to Trick or Treaters.

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